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The feisty reality star had a rough time over the weekend with husband and NFL star Chad Ochocinco.

She’s the runaway star of Basketball Wives, but glass-throwing catfights don’t define this Bronx native. The wife of NFL star Chad Ochocinco explains how she accidentally became one of the hottest WAGs on television.

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You really heated up our graffiti and murals set for this photo shoot! Is your New York hometown still your favorite city?
It’s my favorite place when it’s not cold, and right now New York is freezing! I’ve been living in Miami where we shoot the show, so I’ve gotten a little spoiled.

 

Do you ever go topless on South Beach?
No. I would never do that. Being topless on South Beach is not a good look. (laughs)

 

You’re married to New England Patriots star Chad Ochocinco, but you star on a show called Basketball Wives. Did we miss something?
I was formerly in a 10-year relationship with NBA veteran Antoine Walker. He played for the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, and a couple of other teams.

 

So you’re obviously a sports fan, cool. Which sport do you like most, football or basketball?
Football, of course!

 

Makes sense. Your shoot shows you have tight end skills of your own. Which of your body parts do you love most?
My breasts. They’re pretty. (laughs)

 

Is Ochocinco as animated off the field as he is on it?
Yes. Chad is animated 24/7, and it drives me a little crazy sometimes. He’s very energetic with tons of jokes. But he’s not as arrogant and cocky as people think. When he’s home he’s very polite, and a gentleman. But he’s always on.

 

If you weren’t a reality TV star, what would your second career be?
Full-time entrepreneur. Before Basketball Wives, I was very busy in Miami with my shoe store, Dulce. I love shoes. And the only reason I signed on to do the show was to help promote my store. So if my life wasn’t so non-stop now, I would be at my store 24/7.

 

--By Joel Randell

These photos were taken at GunBar in NYC's Meatpacking District.

Photographed for Maxim.com by Cory-Jamal Davis |  Copyright Alpha Media Group 2012

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